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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 68,860 People

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    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    Here's my story I put together on how

    depression feels like to me: Depression is something that just eats and eats at you, no matter how hard you try you just can escape it! You try and run, you try and hide but whatever you do it will find you. I would describe it as an imaginary enemy haunting you your...
    nospokensaying nospokensaying 18-21, F 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Why? Why? Why? Why? Why?

    We all know this isn't going to just disappear, and I don't have the strength to fight it every day. Let's save everyone's time.
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    Depression.. Loneliness.

    . Rejection.. Social Anxiety.. Yeaah im your perfect package.. Sigh.. If it only just ends.. This feeling that im always trapped in a viscous cycle to always be miserable... It will never end..
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 18-21, M 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I fight the urge to hurt myself

    or worse everyday I only stop my self for a few people I'm hurt and no body knows
    wolfiegirl03 wolfiegirl03 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    "You are not depressed.

    You're obviously just an attention seeker."
    ughjustfiveminutesmore ughjustfiveminutesmore 18-21, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    Today is one of those days

    where music can't soothe me, no matter how much I listen to it :/ fml
    TheAmazinglyAwkwardSpiderJoe1 TheAmazinglyAwkwardSpiderJoe1 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    dealing with a abusive parent

    who verbally and physically treats u like **** they dont get it i dont talk to alot of ppl about my personal life my father left me at the age of 4 i had no dad i missed him i still do even though we talk i dont see him we just talk over the phone alot having a mother who thinks...
    aloneeexc aloneeexc 13-15, F 41 seconds ago

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 12 Responses Mar 18

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 15 Responses May 27, 2014

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    and I'm back to hating myself again.

    I am crumbling. I think of my death more and more each day. I feel so happy when I am around people and doing something among them but once they are no longer around and I am by myself I feel alone more then ever. I am shredding myself to bits as well as my family. I feel awful...
    Mela22 Mela22 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 57 Responses Jan 18

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    On top of the congestive heart failure

    and all the rest of the **** wrong with me, they are telling me that I now have COPD..As COPD gets worse, one may be short of breath even when I do simple things like getting dressed or fixing a meal. It gets harder to eat or exercise, and breathing takes much more energy...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I've been depressed for 3 years now.

    . Started when my cousin, my best friend, committed suicide. We were 17/18. I think only one short period of a month, I was happy after that.. And that was with my ex boyfriend of 5 years.. We were so connected emotionally spiritually physically. Idk what happened, or maybe it...
    krmdr krmdr 18-21, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Sitting here at 9:30am

    and already started drinking....I feel myself slipping back into my depression again
    SingleDad40 SingleDad40 41-45, M 7 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 11 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    Put my phone on shuffle

    and the first song that comes on is 'Hero' by Skillet..
    TheAmazinglyAwkwardSpiderJoe1 TheAmazinglyAwkwardSpiderJoe1 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    Sometimes I think that

    if i disappeared without a trace no one would care. I can't handle this depression anymore.
    Sonbou Sonbou 22-25, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    Well, all things come to an end.

    .dont they? Nothing stays the same.. the feelings, the emotions, the screenshots, the songs, the little things that you did....all will soon reach a point where they would be meaningless and worthless..just like yourself.. How you could be so expandable and dispensable because...
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    A few years ago I was diagnosed with severe

    depression. It was so hard to come to terms with the fact I had a mental illness which I was struggling to control. It was controlling me. It hurt knowing I was fighting a losing battle on my own and that no one or nothing could change the way I felt about myself. I felt...
    danyellelakin danyellelakin 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    I am battling depression every day

    and have since I was very, very young. There are, of course, outside problems that make it harder to handle the depression, while he depression makes it harder to handle the outside problems. What a life. I tend to have volatile moods and am very hurtful towards my loved ones at...
    sismit sismit 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    I am trying so hard to deal with this,

    just not doing a good job of it, just how in the hell is one suppose to deal with the fact that one is dying. I am depressed and alone. I have no one to talk to about all this here and it really sucks.. all my life I have been there for anyone that needed me, now that I need...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    SoulSearcherLover SoulSearcherLover 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    i want someone who is ****** up to talk to me.

    come with all your sins so you cant possibly judge mine.
    aliwashere aliwashere 13-15, F 2 Responses 44 mins ago

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    And I feel absolutely awful.

    I just lay in bed crying or feeling like ****. I feel dead inside. I just feel emotionless get I'm sad and hurt. I can't even describe how I feel.. But it's an awful feeling
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    I think I'm pretty good at hiding it in public,

    even around most of my friends, but on the inside it's a constant battle. I don't see why people like me and I don't see a purpose for life... But I've already got accustomed to loneliness.
    TyranFarted TyranFarted 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Deppression is my struggle.

    ... My weight ... My insecurities...
    newanorexicgirl newanorexicgirl 16-17, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    I became depressed by my female best friend

    and my boyfriend. Now, their just my exes, my ex best friend and ex boyfriend. I felt so used and betrayed. I felt like a fool! I felt so much pain by loving two people so much! I can never thought they will hide a relationship from me.
    XxCuTiE14xX XxCuTiE14xX 16-17, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Have you ever been so sad

    that it physically hurts inside?
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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